The County of Stettler, at the northern tip of the Canadian Badlands, offers places to explore or just put your feet up and enjoy the tranquilty of rural living where people are friendly, opportunistic and inspired. The area's economy began with homesteaders and railroaders, and you can see the influence of the early days in several of the communities located in the county.
Nestled atop the east bank of the Red Deer River, the County of Stettler is a mix of idyllic agriculture operations and picturesque landscape that reminds you just how wise our pioneers were for choosing the region as their final destination.
We have built our communities and culture on the back-bone provided by the rich farm and ranch land that this region is famous for.
In Big Valley, take a walk down Jimmy Jock Boardwalk - wooden sidewalk reminiscent of the old days, that connects a number of shops with old-fashioned flair. In Donalda, stand next to the World's Largest Lamp. For campers, picnickers and water enthusiasts there's Buffalo Lake, part of the "knob and kettle" landscape left by retreating glaciers.
The large lake with its many shallow bays provides nesting sites for great blue herons, black-crowned night-herons, as well as common terns, American avocets and ring-billed gulls. The parkland woods are home to white-tailed and mule deer, coyotes and ruffed grouse. Rochon Sands Provincial Park on the southeast side of the lake offers good camping facilities and the best access to the lake.
The shops of Jimmy Jock Boarwalk; The Donalda Lamp Museum; Rochon Sands Provincial Park
This county is made up of the following Communities:
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